The Nintendo Switch during its presentation in 2017. -
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Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, the video game sector has been in turmoil.
The demand for consoles is very strong and the shortage is already affecting the new PS5 and Xbox.
A risk that the Nintendo Switch could well know in turn.
This is what Shuntaro Furukawa, CEO of Nintendo, revealed to the Japanese daily
In question ?
The difficulty of sourcing semiconductors, reports
Video Games Chronicle
Supply problems at the end of 2021
The boss first reassured fans, indicating that "the immediate production of semiconductors for the Switch" was assured.
But on the other hand, he specifies that in Japan "and in other countries, demand has been very strong since the start of the year".
“There is a risk of shortages for some markets in the future,” concluded Shuntaro Furukawa.
The situation for Switch deliveries could therefore become more complicated at the end of the year.
The console is indeed one of the popular products for Christmas.
"It is difficult to say how we will be able to handle the situation, but in some cases we may be unable to fulfill the orders" blurted out the CEO.
The entire tech sector is affected by these shortages.
Microsoft and Sony are struggling to ensure deliveries of Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5. Latest generation graphics cards and future iPhones will also face these semiconductor supply issues, says
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